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Clinical Cytogenetics Fellowship (Minnesota)

The Division of Laboratory Genetics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been and is actively contributing to the study of genetic disease and the advancement of genetic testing and related technology. The ultimate goal of these efforts is to improve and enhance patient care. Within each laboratory, board certified directors and genetic counselors work closely with laboratory supervisors and technologists to ensure that accurate, reliable results are available in a timely manner.

The two-year Clinical Cytogenetics Fellowship is a postdoctoral program leading to the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) eligibility in clinical cytogenetics. The primary goal of the program is to educate the trainee to perform and interpret cytogenetic analyses for the purpose of diagnosing genetic disease.

Upon completion of the fellowship, you will be knowledgeable of relevant management and counseling issues regarding a wide range of cytogenetic disorders and be capable of communicating pertinent information to other medical professionals, and to the individual or family. In addition, you will have experience in performing independent research in cytogenetics.

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Certification

Individuals completing the two-year fellowship in clinical molecular genetics, clinical cytogenetics or clinical biochemical genetics will be eligible to sit the ABMG General Examination and relevant specialty examination.

M.D. fellows who have already completed two years of an accredited medical genetics residency will be eligible to sit the specialty examination after one year of training. The Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship is being structured to meet eligibility requirements to sit the examination in molecular genetic pathology that will be jointly offered by the ABP and ABMG.

Program History

The Clinical Cytogenetics Fellowship began at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 2000 and since that time, five fellows have completed their training in this program. Going forward, it is anticipated that one fellow will complete this fellowship each year.

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